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July 2018

Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

This traveling exhibition demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence—as told through the powerful stories of those who have confronted injustice over the past century. See what courage and love can do. Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. AFSC’s century of work demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice,…

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July 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

August 2018

Opening Reception Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

  Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action July 25 – September 30 2018 Opening Reception Friday, August 3, 2018 This traveling exhibition demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence—as told through the powerful stories of those who have confronted injustice over the past century. See what courage and love can do. Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human…

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August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

October 2018

NEW AMERICAN VOICES: OUR IMMIGRANT STORIES

NEW AMERICAN VOICES: OUR IMMIGRANT STORIES Presented by the New Americans Museum, an exhibit honoring the immigrant stories and voices featured in the September 16th issue of the San Diego Union Tribune. Meet the people behind the incredible stories featured in this special issue and learn more about their new American experiences through photos and videos on display in the New Americans Museum galleries.   For a link to all the interviews:  https://bit.ly/2xjzn0y        

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October 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

THE NAM PUBLIC SQUARE/FILM SERIES

The New Americans Museum Public Square According to Webster’s Dictionary , a public square is an open space commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings and/or the sphere of public opinion, a place for the exchange of ideas. Our museum was created to celebrate and document the contributions of all immigrants into the American Narrative. Our mission is to be a catalyst for honoring America’s recent past and future promise by providing thoughtful and…

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October 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 2018

Dia de los Muertos Opening Reception and Talk

Join Us for the Opening Reception and Curator Talk Curator Talk @6p by Dr. Jose Guadalupe Flores, Ph.D, Anthropologist and Professor from UABC.  Stay for Mexican hot chocoloate and Pan de Muertos and listen as Dr. Flores talks about the traditional altar honoring Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz, Writer, Poet, Women’s Rights Activitst, Nu (c.1651-1695) – A 17th century nun, self-taught scholar and acclaimed writer of the Latin American colonial perios and the Hispanic Baroque.

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November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
$10.00

2018 New Americans Museum Soiree

Discover America through Food: Honoring the Stories and Journeys of New American Chefs   The New Americans Museum is taking your senses to another level for the 2018 New Americans Museum Soiree. Guests will be treated to a memorable and uniquely artful evening of special menus created by our region’s premier guest chefs who will share their immigrant journeys through food.  The evening will conclude with live entertainment and dancing.

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November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$250

March 2019

NAM Presents Film Screening – The Gift of Barong

New Americans Museum, in partnership with San Diego Filipino Cinema, is proud to host a special film screening of ‘The Gift of Barong: A Journey From Within’ – On Friday Night Liberty March 1, 2019, 5:30pm This film is about two generations of Filipino-American surfers from the Bay Area who traveled to the Philippines to immerse in the culture, surf the islands and rediscover themselves. What started as an innocent participation in a Filipino town fiesta and an accidental viewing…

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March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

April 2019

Artist-in-Residence Project: A Portrait of People in Motion with Kerianne Quick

Did you come to live in San Diego from another state? Another country? Did your family or ancestors come from somewhere else? Do you have a special object from that place? Or a story about an object from that place? An object that reminds you of home, of your family, or your ancestral history? A snapshot, an item of clothing, a childhood toy, an heirloom? Something you no longer physically have, but only remember? A favorite song, your mothers recipe,…

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April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

Between Two Worlds: Untold Stories of Refugees from Laos

New Americans Museum presents Between Two Worlds, an exhibition that juxtaposes the crucial stages of refugees from Laos and multi-ethnic Lao American history through the representation of four environments. As they move physically and symbolically through each, visitors will be asked to contemplate ideas of “home” as seen through the eyes of people for whom the notion is precarious, and for those who have lived or are still living “between two worlds.” The exhibit highlights the ways in which the…

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April 26 - July 28
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

August 2019

Coffee and Conversation

Join New Americans Museum at City Heights Coffee House for an informal community conversation on PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and mental health in the refugee and immigrant communities. According to research “interconnected problems of PTSD, depression, grief, and demoralization is the common burden of all displaced persons”*. Conflict and trauma can continue to have negative effects on an individual’s well being even after resettlement in a new home. Come and share, listen, or just be present with other…

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August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Heights Coffee House, 4465 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105 United States
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